Plasies made of iron

THE IRON LADIES FROM TZANEEN Elisma Minnaar, Andri Prinsloo and Anri Burger.

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THE IRON LADIES FROM TZANEEN
Elisma Minnaar, Andri Prinsloo and Anri Burger.


Ms Anri Burger, a Mathematics and Life Sciences teacher at Merensky High School proved that she is a force to be reckoned with, when she completed the Ironman 70.3 in Durban over the weekend of 17 June. Old-Plasie, Elisma Minnaar (class of 2010) also completed this challenge.

This unforgettable race in the heart of the city began with a 1.9km swim in the Bay of Plenty, followed by a fast, undulating 90km bike course that looped around the Blue Lagoon and headed along the M4 highway. The flat, two-loop 21.1km run along the promenade surely provided some spectacular views.

A jubilant Burger completed this gruelling challenge in 6 hours and 34 minutes (stage 1 – 34 minutes, stage 2 – 184 minutes and stage 3 – 161 minutes). Minnaar managed to complete the challenge in an astonishing 5 hours 56 minutes (stage 1 – 36 minutes, stage 2 – 181 minutes, stage 3 – 124 minutes).

Merensky High School congratulates both these ladies on this huge accomplishment.